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The next UC Birmingham User Group will be held on 10th August. @ucbug welcomes @grahamhosking and @stevegoodman

H llo Readers, The next Unified Communication Birmingham User Group welcomes Graham Hosking and Steve Goodman, who will be talking about “Everything you need to know about PSTN Calling in the UK and Whats new in the Exchange Hybrid Wizard”. If these session sound right up your street, sign today over at www.ucbug.co.uk/ucbugev9 6:00 Networking…

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Notes from the field: a=ptime causing issues returning calls to Skype for Business from Alcatel handsets

Hello Readers I have been recently rolling out a Skype for Business Voice pilot to one of my customers and ran into a weird issue also described here https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c97531a1-2935-4165-8d76-e9707ee84be4/488-invalid-incoming-gateway-sdp-invalid-media?forum=communicationsservertelephony. This deployment is designed to integrate with the existing Alcatel telephony system that is also managed by my organisation and the requirements are simple. Be able…

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Issue running Move-CsUser – There were some issues that came up during the move that will require your attention

Hello Readers I have recently ran into an issue where I have deployed two new Lync 2013 Pools with Pool Pairing and when I try move a test users from new Pool 1 to new Pool 1 DR I receive the following error. Warning message when you run the Move-CsUser cmdlet WARNING: There were some…

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Come and see me talk about Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn

Hello Readers I will be speaking at the next Unified Communications Birmingham User Group about my experiences with working with SQL AlwaysOn deployments. In recent months I have done a number of deployments to customers as well as into my own labs and I am going to share my experiences then do a live demo…

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Powershell Script: Set your Skype for Business Databases into the correct state for SQL AlwaysOn

Hello Readers I have been recently working with a lot of Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn Backend Servers and decided to make a little script which helps take some of the pain out the process. This script will Alter the SQL Databases into Full Recovery Mode, execute a SQL Backup and Robocopy the…

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QuickTips: Lync Control Panel – Topology Retrieving

Hello Readers, While working with a customer resolving issues within their Lync 2013 Deployment I could see that in the Lync Control Panel under Topology that all the Front End Server state “Retrieving” even though the Replication Status is up to date. Lync Control Panel – Topology Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus The Resolution In order to resolve this…

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Skype for Business/Lync Server with Exchange Online for UM – Attempts to route to servers in an Exchange UM Dialplan failed

Hello Readers I have been working on a issue with a customer where they would randomly receive “Missed Call Notifications” from themselves and if you look at the Front End Server Event Logs you would get the following error.   Attempts to route to servers in an Exchange UM Dialplan failed No server in the…